Euless police department IDs officer killed in shootout

EULESS, Texas (AP) — A North Texas police department has identified the officer who was fatally wounded in a shootout with a suspect.

Euless Police Chief Mike Brown identified the officer as 29-year-old David Hofer, who died during surgery after the Tuesday afternoon shooting.

Brown said Hofer served in the New York Police Department for five years before coming to Euless in 2014. He was a 2008 graduate of New York University.

Brown said Hofer was one of the officers who responded to a report of shots fired near J.A. Carr Park, which is in a residential area near an elementary school. He says the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Hofer, before his partner returned fire and killed the suspect.

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The suspect’s identity hasn’t been released.